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Mother’s Day is coming up Sunday, May 11. We’ve put together a list of things to do for Mother’s Day in Phoenix that will make any mom feel like a queen. Reservations are recommend for most of the brunches and dinners.
Troy and Krista Daily
New York • When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover.
Everyone knows Chandler’s Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, slated for Saturday, draws top pit masters from across the nation to serve more than 20,000 pounds of meat to the masses. Here are a few more facts to help prepare you for the feast — er, fest:
Sixty handles. And 25 of them feature Arizona brews.
Kneaders Bakery and Café knows how to make a first impression.
This rolled flank steak is a great entrée for dinner parties. Partially prepare the steak the night before by allowing it to marinate in the refrigerator overnight, finish preparing the next day. Bake for an hour and you’re on your way to showcasing a delicious rolled flank steak that will impress even the pickiest guests.
What you want on Christmas morning — a house that effortlessly fills itself with joyous sounds and delicious aromas. What you usually get on Christmas morning — towers of wrapping paper, hermetically sealed toys that can be opened by no human, and a kitchen that demands way too much of your attention.
Ahwatukee Foothills News staff members travel down memory lane to share what the holidays mean to us
So maybe the chance to taste the flaky spawn of a doughnut and croissant won't get you lining up at the crack of dawn. Maybe you're holding out for a burger nestled between fried ramen noodles. Or perhaps it's the elusive McRib that moves you.
The casual eatery where diners typically pop in for pizza, salads or sandwiches will step things up a notch with a wine pairing dinner.
The little mining town of Superior — about 50 miles from the East Valley on U.S. Highway 60 — hosts its annual Prickly Pear Festival this weekend, celebrating all the drinks, desserts and dishes you can make from the spiny cactus. If a jaunt into the mountains isn’t in the cards, here’s where you can taste the cactus closer to home (and, no, margaritas — the easiest prickly pear-flavored concoction to find in the Valley — didn’t make the list).
BLT sandwiches are synonymous with summer. And the only thing better than a BLT sandwich is a grilled BLT pizza!
Local restaurant owner Jeff Flancer is asking for help naming the Philly cheese steak sandwich on his Mesa and Gilbert cafes’ menus.
An Ahwatukee Foothills couple’s longtime dream to open their own restaurant focused on local goods will finally come true next month when Perfect Pear Bistro opens for business at Chandler Boulevard and Desert Foothills Parkway.
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
Even though fruit and cheese tend to go together like soup and sandwich, the first time I saw watermelon and feta cheese paired up on a menu it struck me as very odd.
Wednesday, May 1 is Customer Appreciation Day at Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert. Anyone who shows up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and then from 4 p.m. through the rest of the evening — until they run out of food — will get a free BBQ sandwich made from pecan-smoked meats like chicken breast, pulled pork and beef brisket and pit ham; a free side, like sweet cut corn, potato salad, mac and cheese or BBQ pit beans; and a free drink.
Feeling like you should do something for St. Patrick’s Day but missed Saturday’s downtown parade or don’t fancy a drive all the way to Fountain Hills for a spray of green water?
How many times has this “Medical Advice” column reported a change in prevailing medical recommendations? Here we go again. Humpty Dumpty could certainly identify with the angst a humble egg currently has to deal with. Talk about self-esteem issues. For years, eggs have been slashed from “healthy” diets because they were considered too loaded with fat and, therefore, a leading contributor to heart disease. The general recommendation was no more than two eggs per week. Even yours truly ascribed to that theory and personally was responsible for instructing her patients in that direction.
If you’re looking for a meatball sandwich or fettuccine alfredo, you won’t find it here.
Allow me to confess right at the start — this is not your grandfather’s Reuben sandwich.
If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fry an egg, you already have all the skills needed to make this incredible Christmas morning stuffed French toast.
The key to a great food experience around the holidays is extending it as long as possible.
The trouble with late summer’s bounty of zucchini isn’t in the volume of the vegetable itself. Rather, it is in the lack of creative recipes for using it.